Program

Joshi Judo Camp is a fun-filled weekend program that features instruction on kata as well as competitive judo.

Camp Schedule

July 21, 2016 Thursday
Hotel Check In
TBD Welcome Campers – In Hotel Lounge
1st Day
July 22, 2016 Friday
8:30 – 8:45 am Opening Ceremony Sensei Shepherd
8:45 – 10:30 am Warm up exercise / Tandoku Renshu Sensei Wilina Monar / Soko Joshi
10:30 – 10:40 am Water Break
10:40 – 12:00 pm JU No Kata Sensei Shepherd / Sensei Wilina Monar
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 – 3:30 pm Tachi-Waza Sensei AnnMaria DeMars
3:30 – 3:40 pm Water Break
3:40 – 5:00 pm Ne-Waza Sensei AnnMaria DeMars
5:30 – 7:30 pm USA Judo/ USJF Certification Test (optional) Sensei Shepherd
2nd Day
July 23, 2016 Saturday
8:30 – 11:00 am Warm up exercise Sensei Monar
11:00 – 11:10 am Water Break
11:10 – 12:00 pm Nage No Kata Sensei Shepherd / Sensei Wilina Monar
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 – 3:30 pm Tachi-Waza / Ne-Waza Combination Sensei AnnMaria DeMars
3:30 – 3:40 pm Water Break
3:40 – 5:00 pm Light Randori with Sensei AnnMaria DeMars Sensei AnnMaria DeMars
5:00 pm Dinner with Campers
3rd Day
July 24, 2016 Sunday
8:30 – 10:00 am Tai Sabaki Exercise / Joshi Goshin Ho Soko Joshi / Sensei Wilina Monar
10:00 – 10:10 am Water Break
10:10 – 12:00 pm Katame No Kata Sensei Shepherd
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 – 2:30 pm Ju No Kata Review / IJF Kata Scoring Sensei Shepherd
2:30 – 4:00 pm Sensei AnnMaria DeMar’s Tokui Waza Sensei AnnMaria DeMars
4:00 – 4:40 pm Team Mini Shiai Sensei Shepherd / Sensei AnnMaria DeMars
5:00 pm Closing Ceremony/Thank you for coming

Instructors

Sensei Eiko Shepherd

Sensei Eiko Shepherd

Eiko Saito Shepherd (7th Dan)

  • Instructor at Joshi Judo Camp (1990 – Present)
  • Former Instructor Mastudo Police Department
  • Former Instructor  Sothern Illinois University
  • Former Shiai Competitor (First woman to compete with Man at the Kodokan)
  • USA Judo Certified International Coach
  • USA Judo Master Level Class A National Judo Teacher
  • USA Judo National Class A Kata Judge  (All 7 Katas)
  • USJF Class A  Kata Instructor
  • USJF Kata Chairperson
  • USA Judo Vice Kata Chairperson
  • National Youth Kata Coordinator (1997 -present)
  • 1987 Recipient Ferguson School District Outstanding Contributor to Education Award
  • 1993 Women’s Head Coach for US Olympic Festival
  • 1995 World Bench Press Champion
  • Originally from the Kodokan – Tokyo Japan
  • Judo Instructor St. Louis Jr. College

 

2016 Joshi Judo Camp Guest Instructors

Dr. AnnMaria DeMars (6th Dan)

  • First American to win the world judo championships, in 1984
  • Pan American Games gold medalist
  • 3 time US Open Gold Medalist
  • Pacific Rims Gold Medalist
  • Austrian Open Gold Medalist
  • 3 time US Senior National Champion
  • Collegiate National Champion
  • Co-Author, Winning on the Ground: Training andTechniques for Judo and MMA Fighters

Ann Maria began judo at the age of 12 years old at Alton YMCA in Alton, Illinois. She trained for a year at Waseda University in Japan, and for a few years at both Tenri Dojo in Los Angeles and the Naval Club in San Diego. She is currently president and co-founder of 7 Generation Games, a software company that makes adventure games that teach math and English. She is also an instructor in the Gompers Middle School Judo Club in South Los Angeles.

Dr. De Mars has a BSBA from Washington University in St. Louis, MBA from the University of Minnesota and M.A, and PhD from the University of California.

She is the mother of four daughters, including Olympic medalist and UFC star Ronda Rousey, and New York Times best selling author, Maria Bums Ortiz.